Firstly great work with the support and forum, keep it up.
In regard to adding openings to panels. Is there an easier way to place openings other than the 'opening tool box' offset command. Why can you not snap to a node, grid etc. It seems a bit sloppy for trying to add multiple openings.
I ended up placing the opening randomly. Then using the move command to snap to a node.
My next problem is trying to copy openings. I need to add in total around 500 openings to a panel, to than add slab thickenings (pile cap) in their place. Multiple crashes later, this process will now take most of the day, as im trying to reduce the copy repetitions to a portion that doesnt crash the program.
My PC specs are pretty good...
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It sounds as if you were using different program than Robot
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To summarise for everyone, your suggesting that by copying a panel onto another panel, it will automatically create an opening in the original, so there is no double up of mesh/material.
That works for me cheers. The only problem for me now is copying 10 panels by 50 repetitions, the PC/software doesnt like that (probably doesnt help the panels are circles), but not much you can do to help me on that.
I can reduce the repetitions I guess... I have had some luck previously by using recovery mode for some extra speed. Is this a suitable way of trying to model larger structures?
I just tried this operation (small-ish circles, copy 10 one way and then select those 10 and copy 10 times the other way) and my system is pegged at full CPU for several minutes (and it's still not done). This seems like a bug, this is only createing circle objects, not (as far as I know) creating openings in the slab. Seems like performance for this operation should not be nearly this slow. I can send you a model for the developers if you need.
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HI Ken, Yes I am also monitoring the Cpu, 4 cores and only one maxing out.
This is probably another topic... (when can we get the Gpu to do this.....) / use all cores...
Ill try the same task with rectanglur panels to see if it the same software freezing occurs.
Yes definetly a problem with the circle panels. Its been freezing the progam all of yesterday for me, except if it was only a very small number of copies.
Rectangle panels copy across in 15sec.
Ken and Simon,
1. Open Preferences and switch off undo
2. Save file
3. Restart Robot
4. Open file
5. Make copy
If you have the same situation attach your models and indicate the steps to follow please. Thank you.
In attached model, select 10 circle objects and copy down the page 10 times (creating a total of 100 circles)
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